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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfootplatefoot‧plate /ˈfʊtpleɪt/ noun [countable] British English  the place on a steam train where the driver stood
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footplateSeveral deputy editors and the press had footplate rides.Kenneth Leech spent his hundredth anniversary on the footplate of a restored engine from his beloved Great Western Railway.He ran the company as if he had suddenly and unexpectedly found himself on the footplate of a runaway engine.But what Kenneth really wanted was to be where the action is, on the footplate.
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